New edition features
- • Revised and updated throughout, including new material on the practical aspects of teaching language.
- • Updated references and further reading suggestions.
- • Updated online resources, including new classroom activities to accompany each chapter and teaching tips for instructors.
MURIEL SAVILLE-TROIKE is Professor Emerita from the University of Arizona, named Regents' Professor of English before her retirement.
KAREN BARTO is a Content Developer and Lecturer at the Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Arizona.
Just what everyone teaching Second Language Acquisition has been waiting for - a truly undergraduate textbook. It explains the terms regularly used by those in the field but not always understood by beginners. It is non-partisan in its approach, well organized, clearly laid out and provides good, worked-through examples ... it is the first truly 'joined up work in the field!'
Vera Regan, University College Dublin
'By structuring an SLA course around the main questions the field investigates, Saville-Troike focuses students' attention on the important issues that illuminate the study of SLA. The adaptable nature of the book also makes it ideal for courses that include both undergraduate and graduating students, and for courses that have both students who intend to continue taking courses in SLA, and those who do not.'
Wynne Wong, Ohio State University
... combines great clarity of exposition, a focus on the linguistics of second language acquisition, and an effort to integrate diverse theoretical perspectives into a complex understanding of second language acquisition as a whole - all in less than 300 pages. While billed as a textbook for un-dergraduates, this text could easily be used in graduate-level introductory courses in second language acquisition. The chapter-ending discussion questions and activities, as well as a handy glossary of terms, make this more than just a textbook, however: it provides many of the materials needed to design an introductory course in the subject.'
Dwight Atkinson, University of Arizona
End of Chapter Activities
Answer Guide to Questions in Textbook